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Indian short film Bittu in Top 10 for Oscars 2021


Earlier in January this year, filmmakers Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Tahira Kashyap Khurrana, and Ruchikaa Kapoor launched their cinema collective- ‘Indian Women Rising.’ Right after they announced their first project, a short film titled Bittu. The film is directed by Karishma Dev Dube and the film managed to attract the critics’ attention with its stellar screenplay and performances. It has now also bagged a place in the Oscars 2021 race.

 Tahira Kashyap took to her Instagram and wrote, “#bittu is in the top 10 for the 93rd Academy Awards! Can’t keep calm as this is our first project under @indianwomenrising… This one is so special @k.devdube may you shine congratulations @shredevdube @maryelista you all are rockstars.. @ektarkapoor @guneetmonga @ruchikaakapoor we so have our heart in the right place! Can’t wait to hug you…  Guys pls continue supporting this short film with a big heart.”


Ekta Kapoor wrote, “Very exciting news but v persevering women I know who work at it! I’m in the august company! Way to go team #BITTU N @indianwomenrising.” Guneet Monga said, “It’s 4.30 am in India… am tossing & turning stress eating and texting my IWR girls thru the night, and here we are !! BITTU is now shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards.”

Bittu, a heartwarming story had a great festival run with more than 18 festivals and multiple wins. Having screened at the BFI London Film Festival, Telluride, Palm Springs Shortfest, HollyShorts, Bittu came to India with Dharamshala International Film Festival.

Based on a true story, Bittu is a short film about two girls having a close friendship, eclipsed by an accidental poisoning at school. The shooting of the film was done against the backdrop of the mountains and the casting chosen for the film were real children. Bittu offers a visually aesthetic as well as an authentic experience, to its audience.

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